The Amber Service, Sheffield Child Sexual Exploitation Service
The Amber Service is a co-located, multi-agency partnership involving:
- Children, Young People & Families Service – Social Workers and Intervention Workers.
- South Yorkshire Police – Child Sexual Exploitation Team and Missing Persons Officers.
- Youth Service – Specialist Youth Workers, Management and Administration.
Child exploitation is about children who are being used for someone else’s advantage, gratification or profit which results in harm to the child. This incorporates both sexual and criminal exploitation. The commonality is that these activities involve manipulation, misuse, abuse, victimisation and ill-treatment. All of which are detrimental to the child’s physical and mental health and well-being, their education, and their social-emotional development.
Practitioners should refer to the SCSP online procedures for information about policy and procedure, including the Sheffield Exploitation Screening Tool.
Further information and Guidance
Child Exploitation Training
Sheffield Futures have produced a training pathway for parents, carers, practitioners from all sectors, faith groups and workers in the night-time economy. They also offer Free Introduction to Child Sexual Exploitation training to any practitioner working in Sheffield.